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.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 18 people around chicago and 13 people in maryland. all-time highs hit major cities including philadelphia, washington, said louis, indianapolis, and louisville, with more than 4500 heat records broken overall. dry conditions and a lack of rain are also devastating corn crops across the plains, which faces its worst drought in 25 years. although eastern states will see a respite, western states are facing a potential heat wave that could bring record highs later this week. to see our coverage of the latest u.s. heat wave and global warming, go to democracynow.org. president obama is expected to resume a long-running dispute with republicans to the of the bush era tax cuts that favor the wealthy and plunge the nation as a further deficit. in a rose garden address, obama will renew his call to limit the tax cuts extension to those
million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locations t
also find us online at twitter. we can share that on the air. you can also join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span or e-mail us. host: here's our question for you this morning. what do you think of president obama's decision to push for a one-year extension of middle class tax cuts? here's the associated press reporting. the president is launching a push to extend tax cuts to the middle class as he seeks to shift the election year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness. obama in an address from the white house today will call on congress to pass a one-year of tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year. that's according to a senior administration official. the president's appeal to the middle class voters is aimed at drawing a contrast with republican rival mitt romney and congressional republicans. the house g.o.p. is expected to make its own push this month for an extension of all the bush era tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, including on wealthier income earners. the president opposes extendi
for getting the economy moving. he's got to hammer that. i think that's what the fall is about. >> you gave us a perfect segue to our next segment. >>> millions from the midwest to the east coast are finally getting relief from the oppressive heat. a massive cold front is pushing in from canada this morning, but the heat wave left a mark. >> the two weeks of scorching temperatures now being blamed for at least 46 deaths. as seth doane reports, it's damaged roads and buildings. seth, good morning. >> good morning, erica and charlie. that's right, that scorching heat may have triggered a massive transformer fire according to officials in new york this weekend. you can see where the fire scorched the side of this 16-story building. luckily, there were no injuries. the underground transformer burst into flames torching a nearby car. as temperatures hovered around 100 degrees in new york city this weekend. >> this heat wave is about as unusual as they get. we have had every single state in the lower 48 hit 90 or 100 degrees because of this heat wave. that's unheard of. >> the triple digit temperatu
$25,000 a head. they get a say. the rest of us, no dice. no wonder he says corporations are people. no wonder he thinks we don't need more firefighters. no wonder he makes $10,000 bets. and according to newspaper reports, this event seemed right out of the pages of "the great gatsby." the lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile. running over brick yards and burning gardens finally reached a house drifting up the side in bright vines as those from the momentum of its run. in fact, the romney event was so unbelievable that i brought in some of our friends from the political subverseties to do a reenactment. you're going to hear things that they said at the fund raiser. these are real quotes. >> i don't think the common person is getting it. we've got the message. but my college kid, the babysitter, the nails ladies, all these people who have the right to vote, they don't get what's going on. i just feel that if you're lower income, one, you're not as educated. two, they don't get how it works. >> right. >> common people don't get it. don't unde
, the president says look, we have such little agreement among us on different side of the the fence, at least we can agree that here's a group of folks who ought to have a n continuation of the bush tax cuts. what's the response. >> two big take aways from today. one on the politics. general election campaign, he's trying to throw a bone to frustrated middle class voters say i'm with you. make sure your rates stay at the rate they are today. but politics on capitol hill are a little different. two years ago, president obama extended the cuts. obama's signalsiling to people capitol hill, but laying out the stakes for that this year. >> why not do that for which tlgd be agreement on. he or she who's making $261,000 a year is going to enjoy the bush tax cut for the first 250 of that. >> you're committing the sin of talking sense. it was a question our pal didn't answer when he gave his response to you. the president saying we can agree on 98%, but republicans are holding that 98% hostage as they did in 2010, knowing that it's very difficult to justify continuing these tax cut bonuses for the rich
says he was wrong that there is no so-called cure for homosexuality. allen chaim bers joins us tonight. and think political debates can get heated here? well, check this tv face off from iman, jordan out. >> nobody got hurt and let me finish with a solution in search of a problem. republican-backed voter i.d. laws designed to keep democrats from voting. we begin with the fight for 234e middle class. david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine and the author of the book "showdown." robert costa is with national review. today the president tried to turn the conversation to a message of tax fairness and called on congress to pass an extension for part of the bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year. the tax cuts are set to expire at the end of this year. >> we all say we agree we should extend the tax cuts for 98% of the american people. everybody says that. the republicans say they don't want to raise taxes on the middle class, i don't want to raise taxes on the middle class. so we should all agree to cut the tax cuts for the middle class. let's agree
, the president says look, we have such little agreement among us on different sides of the fence. at least we can agree here's a group of folks who ought to have a continuation of the bush tax cuts. why don't we at least take care of that piece of business. what's the response? >> two big take aways from today. one on the politics. looks like an attack to the center. in the general election campaign he's trying to throw a bone to frustrated middle class voters saying i'm with you. make sure your rates stay at the rate they are today. but politics on capitol hill are a little different. two years ago, president obama extended the bush tax cuts as part of the lame duck 2010 session. this was the first in the 2012 lame duck politics. obama's signalling to people on capitol hill, but laying out the stakes for that lame duck discussion this year. >> why not do that for which at least there can be agreement on. he or she who's making $261,000 a year is going to enjoy the bush tax cut for the first 250 of that. in other words, everybody would be a beneficiary in this scenario. >> you're committing the s
of state. it is important we attach conditions. it is on the way we can take people with us as we continue to expand our aid budget as a time of economic difficulty at home. if we want a stable and prosperous afghanistan and a safe afghanistan, we need an afghanistan where the role of women is properly respected. >> can i get the prime minster to answer the question a few moments ago? >> there was vote last night in the house of lords. i have a clear view. the government has a clear view about the right way ahead. there will be a motion for the labor party. i hope for a whole government inquiry. if we can't answer that question, people will take a very dim view of an opposition party that stands in the way of inquiry because they don't want to be washing down in public. >> thank you mr. speaker. the olympics are great opportunity to bring our nation together. therefore, does the prime minster display the crimes of some union leader. >> we have in unite unions. >> we are grateful for the police, and county council rescue service. we need real money to support these people and agencies. >>
. i used my line item veto authority to veto $360 million in special interest spending. 2013 is still smaller than fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year budget. pretty good budgetary success. we are happy with it. we feel we can do better. there is one thing that did not happen. we will continue to talk about it. that is tax cut for middle-class new jersey people. the president is going to propose extending tax relief for middle-class americans. in new jersey despite problems that we have had for taxes that have happened, it's a tax cut was left on the table. i was advocating for a tin% and come -- 10% income-tax reduction. new jersey has one of the highest. we believe that reducing rates across the board would be one of the best ways to make new jersey were competitive with our neighbors. our tax rates are higher than the state of new york, connecticut. our neighbor in pennsylvania has a top rate of 3%. when you're competing in the job market we are competing in, states are fiercely competing with each other. two ways that they provide infrastructure and higher education. you are competin
morning, allison. building inspectors arrived a short time ago taking a look at what used to be the cheer fusion dance studio. you see the yellow sign there, danger. this building, as you can imagine has been condemned. take a look at it. there is practically nothing left. there were about 25 people inside. students, intructors and parents, when the half dollar size hail rained down. people said it sounded like an explosion as the roof tore off and the cinderblock walls collapsed. the roof landed about 300 feet away on top of a home. the house was knocked off its foundation. people rushed inside to help the elderly couple out. we got video of the front of the fleming center that got hit first by the strong winds. there is a mat stress store, beauty shop with daylight where it shouldn't be because parts of the roof are missing or collapsed inside. now, the owner of the hair salon and her daughter were inside the building. they managed to run to a utility closet. when everything collapsed they got trapped inside. neighbors in this business park rushed to help them out and tony and allison,
people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-american and hispanic populations tend to lack the kinds of photo identification, military i.d., the passport, et cetera. the question before the court is whether the law in texas prevents anyone from voting based on race, justice department says it could. the state of texas says it would never do that. >> this has pild over to eric holder. he was held in contempt of congress over fast and furious. so what do you suppose the american people think of his insertion
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